Liverpool will fancy their chances of securing an advantage from the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie with Porto at Anfield on Tuesday.
The Reds will head into the contest on a 14-match unbeaten run that stretches back to the start of January, while Friday night’s 3-1 win at Southampton saw them move back to the top of the Premier League standings.
Jurgen Klopp’s side also have a recent memory of beating Porto, as they claimed a 5-0 aggregate success over the Portuguese giants en route to reaching the Champions League final last season.
Liverpool did all the hard work during the first-leg of that last 16 tie at the Estadio do Dragao, as they claimed a 5-0 victory which meant they could settle for a goalless draw during the reverse match at Anfield.
Indeed, the Merseysiders have never lost a European match against Porto, winning three of their six previous meetings and only conceding two goals.
Defending has been a strong point for Liverpool in the Champions League this season, especially at home, where they have kept three clean sheets on the spin.
A Liverpool win at 2/7 certainly seems a shrewd bet, although perhaps a win to nil, which is available at 26/25, could offer better value.
That is not to say that Porto should be discounted, as Sergio Conceicao’s side have impressed in Europe this season, winning six of their last seven Champions League games and they overcame Roma to book their place in the last eight for the first time since 2015.
Like Liverpool, Porto are also in the midst of a domestic title challenge, as they currently sit level on points with Benfica at the top of the Primeira Liga standings and have won five of their last six games across all competitions.
Perhaps a victory on Tuesday night, which is available at 11/1, will be a bridge too far for Porto, but the draw at 5/1 could prove a tempting bet.